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Yam-Yam 08-13-2012 08:56 AM

Back from vacation plus extra vacation??
 
:stars::stars::stars::stars:

That's how I'm feeling this morning! A bit overwhelmed.

I miss my sisters. :cry: We had such an awesome time together.

We parted Friday morning at the San Diego airport. They headed for Pittsburgh, PA and I landed in Sacramento an hour later to 107 degree weather and hooked up with DD and grand kids.

DH had a weekend swim meet at the College of San Mateo near San Francisco so we packed up our 12 and 13 year old grand daughters and headed out. We rented a nice 2 bedroom 2 bath, full kitchen unit in San Mateo but spent most of the time watching all the heats at the 2 Olympic sized pools @ the college.

DH got two second place ribbons of the 9 heats he swam in.

Finally I am back home this morning and already trying to catch up on laundry.

I weighed myself Friday morning and was up 5 pounds. Then I didn't weigh all weekend. It was soooooooooo hot at the swim meet and my legs are swollen from all the walking (parking lot is miles and miles long). I took the girls back and forth to the hotel so they could swim and get some relief from the heat.

This morning I finally weighed again and I'm up a total of 8 pounds from when I left on August 2nd. :p

Surprisingly I'm not worried about it. I feel bloated. Like a cow. :laugh: Oh. Not. Funny. Huh??:dunno: But what can I say. I was so tired last night that when we stopped for dinner I just ate all the wrong stuff. I had a burger with cheese, french fries and we had calamari with cocktail sauce for an appetizer.

Talk about a salt and fat fest!!!

I must tell you I'm so happy about today's DD!!!!! This is the most I've ever longed for a DD since I started JUDDing!!:up: I suspect I'll be down about 4 pounds by tomorrow because I know I'm retaining fluid. I can feel it.

I have been sleep deprived. My sisters and I stayed up until 4 a.m. several nights. We are catching up on so much time lost. Then, we didn't sleep in because we were so excited about spending days together. We must have all been running on pure adrenaline because we didn't take naps in the daytime and we never felt tired.

I did crash in the car on the way to San Mateo. I just flopped over in the seat and fell into a deep sleep for about 15 minutes. Unusual for me.

Sorry for writing a book here! I missed you all so much! :hugs:

KeirasMom 08-13-2012 09:48 AM

:welcome: back! I'm glad you had a good time!

vanilla_latte 08-13-2012 09:51 AM

Welcome back!! Glad you had a good time and with your weight loss record on JUDDD, you'll get that vacation "fun" off in no time.

brewstate 08-13-2012 09:52 AM

Sounds like a refreshing visit for you soul and your body as well. I'm sure both are looking forward to getting back to JUDDD and a new low weight (isn't it great that a break can sometimes be the exact thing we need).

:welcome: back!

Whitlin' 08-13-2012 12:55 PM

Please give Mr. YamYam a hearty Congratulations from us.

mykidsteacher 08-13-2012 01:09 PM

Welcome back! Glad you had a great time. A couple good dd's will have you back where you were in no time. The vacation weight will fly off, and the memories will last a lifetime. :)

SoHappy 08-13-2012 01:14 PM

Glad you're back. Missed you. But glad you had such a great time with your sisters, and even with the heat, I'll bet the swim meet was fun. Woo Hoo for your DH placing in ribbons! That makes it even more fun. :up:

I know you're an old enough JUDDDer here to not be much worried about the weight gain. I'll bet almost totally water weight gain, and that comes off quickly.

Sure glad you're back here! :hugs:

RebeccaSimpson 08-13-2012 01:27 PM

Welcome back Yam Yam! Reading your story tells me that I should appreciate it more that my sisters are living less then 30mins from me! Big hug to you!

sunday 08-13-2012 01:57 PM

Welcome back Yamyam! :hugs:

Oh dear, the calamari and cocktail sauce has me all goo-goo. It is an Up Day, so I guess I can pine for seafood. ;) :yummy:

:cool:

TryingJudd 08-13-2012 02:28 PM

Welcome back - sounds like a lot of fun! I am betting 2 DDs and you will be back to your old self again!

Yam-Yam 08-13-2012 03:06 PM

Thanks everyone! :hugs: I'm down -1.2 pounds already today. I'm just drinking water with ACV and some liquid chlorophyll stirred in. Not hungry in the least. So glad I have no lingering cravings. I feel full, almost like I just ate a huge meal. Strange, huh?:dunno:

I have a ton of energy and am powering through chores like there is nothing to it. I'm going to make some chicken breasts, spinach, rice and cole slaw for DH for dinner and nibble if I need to. But, if this full feeling continues I may be able to do a full DD fast today. That would be great. Looking forward to what Miss Scale says tomorrow!

Carly 08-13-2012 03:29 PM

:welcome: back! You were missed, but I'm thrilled that you had a good time. When I read your OP I thought you had a car crash, but then I got it... you crashed/ slept in the car :stars: I think I need a vacation!

Yam-Yam 08-13-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Carly (Post 15870489)
:welcome: back! You were missed, but I'm thrilled that you had a good time. When I read your OP I thought you had a car crash, but then I got it... you crashed/ slept in the car :stars: I think I need a vacation!

:rofl::rofl: sorry about that! It sort of felt like a car crash! In fact what woke me from my 15 minute coma was a driver in front of us slamming on his brakes for some unseen reason, causing my DH to slam on his breaks. Loving seat belts! Otherwise I would have been on the hood of the car!:rofl:

Carly, somewhere while skimming posts today I saw someone write "sorry for your loss" but I didn't find out what happened. Just want you to know you are a precious JUDD BUDD and whatever the loss, I pray for comfort and peace for you, dear friend. :console:

Carly 08-13-2012 04:02 PM

Thanks Yam Yam. One of my dearest friends died about 10 days ago. I think I am still in shock.

sunday 08-13-2012 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Carly (Post 15870547)
Thanks Yam Yam. One of my dearest friends died about 10 days ago. I think I am still in shock.

:console: :console: Pray for you to heal and gain some sense of release of grief from the loss.

Yam-Yam 08-13-2012 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Carly (Post 15870547)
Thanks Yam Yam. One of my dearest friends died about 10 days ago. I think I am still in shock.

Oh, Sweetie, I am so, so sorry. I can truly say I know how you feel as I have experienced this. My very best friend passed away in her sleep when she was only 46. Gosh, that was 13 years ago now and it still hurts. They never found out why and just said she died of natural causes. The not knowing hurt bad, too. I still miss her. :cry: I love you and will be thinking of you as you work through the grief and the loneliness you will feel. :console::heart:

Whitlin' 08-13-2012 05:07 PM

YamYam, also I'm not sure if you are aware that while you were vacationing your name was mentioned early on in a thread that has since become a new "sticky", so check that out.

Yam-Yam 08-13-2012 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Whitlin' (Post 15870720)
YamYam, also I'm not sure if you are aware that while you were vacationing your name was mentioned early on in a thread that has since become a new "sticky", so check that out.

Thanks! Wow! I got lost in that thread and will have to go back tomorrow to read more of the links and watch the videos. I want to keep going right now, but DH is hungry and I've got to cook. Darn! It's my wonderful DD and I'm enjoying not thinking about food.

Update: it's close to 6 p.m. and the scale is down 2.4 pounds from my early morning weight today. :jumpjoy::jumpjoy: So, after a week long vacation plus 2.5 days of "extra vacation" in San Mateo I gained 8 pounds. Then in less than a day I have lost 2.4 of those already! And the day ain't ovah yet!:hyst: I usually weigh less in the morning than I did the night before, so I'm really looking forward to tomorrow morning's results! Experiment, experiment, right? And, I'm feeling AWESOME!!!:jumpjoy:

gotitnow 08-13-2012 06:50 PM

So great to have you back Yam Yam! Miss your wonderful posts when you are gone. Look forward to "hearing" about the rest of the small gain being a thing of the past!!! How awesome that such good times don't come at that great a cost!!! I'm betting it will take less time than your entire trip was to get back where you were!! Just can't beat this WOE!!! NO WAY...NO HOW!!!:hugs::hugs:

Phyl:heart:

gotsomeold 08-14-2012 02:26 AM

WELCOME BACK!!

I think a good, strong DD is the perfect ending to a great vacation. Funny to think of eating low- or no-cal as meaning 'Welcome Home'.

sterlinggirl 08-14-2012 03:59 AM

Welcome back Yam Yam~ SO thirlled you enjoyed LIFE~ Congrats to your hubby on his placments.. and i bet your sisters feel the same loss that you do.:hugs: Nice to know that we can go and just be carfree!!( and all gains are water you know that right?? ) Life is to short .. enjoy it while you can.. and with JUDDD..We can do this!~:heart: Wont be long and those pesky WATER pounds will be gone:) Lov ya and happy to know your home~

Joyjoy 08-14-2012 04:03 AM

YamYam, Welcome back.
The photos of you with your sisters are gorgeous.
This is one of my favorite parts of the vacation, ie the part where you tell us how much you gained and then, day by day, how quickly it disappears. It gives huge comfort, reading this.
It's like a big JUDDD safety net underneath all of us.
Enjoy your return home. We're so happy to have ou back. :):heart:

zipp2play 08-14-2012 07:52 AM

So glad you had such a fantastic time!!!!!!

DD80 08-14-2012 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 15870863)
Thanks! Wow! I got lost in that thread and will have to go back tomorrow to read more of the links and watch the videos. I want to keep going right now, but DH is hungry and I've got to cook. Darn! It's my wonderful DD and I'm enjoying not thinking about food.

Update: it's close to 6 p.m. and the scale is down 2.4 pounds from my early morning weight today. :jumpjoy::jumpjoy: So, after a week long vacation plus 2.5 days of "extra vacation" in San Mateo I gained 8 pounds. Then in less than a day I have lost 2.4 of those already! And the day ain't ovah yet!:hyst: I usually weigh less in the morning than I did the night before, so I'm really looking forward to tomorrow morning's results! Experiment, experiment, right? And, I'm feeling AWESOME!!!:jumpjoy:

I :heart: it! I'm so happy to hear you had a fantastic time. :) I loved your pictures! And, you are losing the vacation weight quickly! I lost 3.1 lbs yesterday on my first DD after my 3 day vacay, so I know it is a great feeling!

Yam-Yam 08-14-2012 08:10 AM

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GREAT THIS IS!!!
 
DD MAGIC FOR SURE!!! My scale is DOWN -4.8 this morning! Wooooo-Hooooooo!!!:jumpjoy::jumpjoy: Seriously, is there any other WOE on the planet that can wipe away ELEVEN DAYS of vacation "sins" like this one so quickly?? I'm still blown away by this. I only have 3.2 pounds left to go before I'm back to my pre-vacation weight. JUDD ROCKS!


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Originally Posted by gotitnow (Post 15870994)
So great to have you back Yam Yam! Miss your wonderful posts when you are gone. Look forward to "hearing" about the rest of the small gain being a thing of the past!!! How awesome that such good times don't come at that great a cost!!! I'm betting it will take less time than your entire trip was to get back where you were!! Just can't beat this WOE!!! NO WAY...NO HOW!!!:hugs::hugs:

Phyl:heart:

I know! We never have to give up enjoying life, vacations, holidays, parties, birthdays again. Unreal. Somebody pinch me!:hyst: (But if you do I might bite you. :rofl:)-reflex action.

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Originally Posted by gotsomeold (Post 15871388)
WELCOME BACK!!

I think a good, strong DD is the perfect ending to a great vacation. Funny to think of eating low- or no-cal as meaning 'Welcome Home'.

I loved my welcome home DD yesterday. I ended up having almost 400 calories for dinner. I had 2 ounces grilled chicken, spinach and a big bowl of home made vegetable soup with a teaspoon of coconut oil stirred in. Then two heaping tablespoons of dark semi-sweet chocolate chips and a glass of FF milk right before bed. Happy girl here. :D

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Originally Posted by sterlinggirl (Post 15871425)
Welcome back Yam Yam~ SO thirlled you enjoyed LIFE~ Congrats to your hubby on his placments.. and i bet your sisters feel the same loss that you do.:hugs: Nice to know that we can go and just be carfree!!( and all gains are water you know that right?? ) Life is to short .. enjoy it while you can.. and with JUDDD..We can do this!~:heart: Wont be long and those pesky WATER pounds will be gone:) Lov ya and happy to know your home~

You are so right on all counts. My sisters each called me yesterday to say how much they miss me, so I know they are feeling the same way I do. We just gabbed and gabbed about all the fun we had.

One sister (the blond one) introduced us to chocolate wine! We polished off 4 bottles of that stuff. The other sister called and told me she just got back from buying this new found treat, called her daughters and told them to come over to her house for the evening to try it. So fun.

I truly was carefree, knowing that I could come home, start my rotations and get back to where I was and even lower in no time at all and with not much suffering.

Today I will enjoy my UD, not go crazy, and look forward to another great DD tomorrow to wipe away the rest of this vacay wt. Yay JUDD!:jumpjoy:

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Originally Posted by Joyjoy (Post 15871426)
YamYam, Welcome back.
The photos of you with your sisters are gorgeous.
This is one of my favorite parts of the vacation, ie the part where you tell us how much you gained and then, day by day, how quickly it disappears. It gives huge comfort, reading this.
It's like a big JUDDD safety net underneath all of us.
Enjoy your return home. We're so happy to have ou back. :):heart:

Thank you! :heart: I love my sisters so much. The older one (70 years old) has fought her weight all her life. She has 13 kids, all single births. Last year she took off 27 pounds with WW early in the year, but put it all back on. I was thrilled to learn when we got together that she has discovered the alkaline diet and is loving it. She has lost that 27 pounds again and this time she is determined to keep going so she can get to a healthy weight.

My other sister retired from a very, very stressful job. Thursday was her last day, her retirement party, and then Friday morning she was on a plane to California for our girl's week. What a way to start retirement! All her life she was skinny, skinny, skinny. Then she got this job and the stress started to grow and she started putting on weight. She has never known how to take it off.

My other sister and I had so much fun just educating her about what we are doing and she is ready to learn and get her weight down now that she is retired and can find out what "me time" is. She is 60 years old so this is the perfect time for her to focus on her health.

You are so right about this WOE being a safety net. Great way to look at it. I was able to relax, have fun, go out to fabulous restaurants (we had dinner at the Hotel Del Coronado on our last night together. Boy, that was a feast!!!). And, I didn't fret or worry. I did weigh every morning as did my older sister.

Anyone remember how I said I should hide my scale so they didn't think I was nuts?? She was so happy when she saw that scale! She has a doctor helping her with her WOE and he recommended she go to the gym every day, not to exercise but because he told her there would probably be a scale there. She didn't have to because I had my WW travel scale.

Every morning my other sister and I couldn't wait for her report.

Yesterday she called to tell me she is -.2 down from where she was before she left for California. She was so thrilled because, like me, she ate anything she wanted. She just got back home Friday, got back on her plan and hit a new low yesterday. I'm thrilled she has found something that works for her.

Look at verbose, blabbermouth me!!!:lol: Do you think I'm trying to make up for all the time I was gone in one post??:hyst:

sorenkkg 08-14-2012 10:03 AM

Hey Yam!
I'm in the same position after being away 2+ weeks in Manila and Sydney, and slacking off the weekend I came back.

Started with a DD on Aug 6th, and as of the other day, I was 4lbs down (of the 7 I gained).

I hate having to do the work over again, but I think like you, I enjoyed a bit of care-free living and got to try new things with people, which was a great experience.

:hugs: we can do this!
S.

sunday 08-14-2012 10:55 AM

Woohoo! YamYam! :jumpjoy: I believe JUDDD is the best rebound repair! :)

Hey, if you have some free time, could you post some of your links in regard to "benefits of IF" to our new stickie? We are trying to gather all of the good info and I couldn't find the thread that you began, I believe last March? Anyway, I know how you save and research and thought about you! :love:

Scotty 08-14-2012 12:28 PM

What fun you had!
I had two sisters-I am the "baby". I miss my oldest sister who died too young, and don't see my other one often enough, but when I do, it's always a bunch of laughs.

What's the quote? "Parents die, men leave, children grow up, but your sister is with you your whole life". Or something like that but better.

Yam-Yam 08-14-2012 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scotty (Post 15872766)
What fun you had!
I had two sisters-I am the "baby". I miss my oldest sister who died too young, and don't see my other one often enough, but when I do, it's always a bunch of laughs.

What's the quote? "Parents die, men leave, children grow up, but your sister is with you your whole life". Or something like that but better.

Scotty: I'm so sorry you lost your sister. :console: I know how it hurts to lose a sibling as I have lost 2 brothers recently. I have 5 sisters. One has Alzheimers and the other is dealing with Chorea muscle convulsions, though they seem to be improving. The two I got away with are the closest to me. The 70 year old was like my mother growing up (my mother was more like my grand mother). The 60 year old is 2 years older than me and we used to compete for the same boyfriends when we were teens!!!

We were laughing about all the years we had to sleep in the same double bed growing up. With 5 boys and 5 girls in our family, there was a serious lack of space. We slept 3 to a bed. I always got scrunched in the middle. That was the bad part for me. The bad part for them was that I occasionally wet the bed!!!!!:o:laugh::p

Scotty 08-15-2012 06:46 AM

Quote:

The bad part for them was that I occasionally wet the bed!!!!!
Me too!:laugh: But "only" two of us in the bed...


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